Harissa haloumi burgers with mint mayonnaise

These delicious haloumi burgers are so good, you won't even miss the meat. The creamy mint mayonnaise perfectly balances the spicy harissa.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 4
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Harissa haloumi burgers
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 1 medium brown onion (150g), sliced
  • 1 large loaf turkish bread (430g)
  • cooking-oil spray
  • 2 x 180g packets haloumi cheese, halved horizontally
  • 2 teaspoon harissa paste
  • 2 medium tomatoes (300g), sliced
  • 1 cup (60g) mesclun
Mint mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup (150g) mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


Harissa haloumi burgers with mint mayonnaise
  • 1
    Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat; cook onion, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes or until softened. Remove from pan; cover to keep warm.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, make mint mayonnaise: Whisk ingredients in a small bowl to combine. Season to taste.
  • 3
    Heat a chargrill pan over high heat. Trim ends from bread; cut remaining bread into quarters then halve pieces horizontally. Spray cut sides of bread with cooking oil. Place bread, cut-side down, in pan for 30 seconds until charred and toasted.
  • 4
    Combine haloumi, harissa and remaining oil in a medium bowl. Heat frying pan over high heat; cook haloumi 1 minute each side or until golden.
  • 5
    Spread bread with mayonnaise. Sandwich with tomato, mesclun, haloumi and onion.


You could use sliced chicken breast or minute steak instead of the haloumi if you like.